Your microscopy news digest is here!

Posted by , on 28 May 2021

Twitter, microscopy forums, and bioimage analysis platforms such as, … It is difficult to keep up to date with all the discussions and news happening on the different online platforms. To address this, we have created a ‘news digest’ post to help you stay informed about what’s happening in the microscopy community.

Here is a selection of interesting news, publications and discussions that happened in the past few weeks. And a big thank you to our ‘FocalPlane reporters’: Alvaro Crevenna, Andrey Andreev, Jennifer Waters, Manish Kumar, Martin Jones, Pablo J. Sáez, and Robert Haase, who helped us create this list.


Microscopes and imaging tools:

  • New 3D printable refractive optical elements have the potential to drastically lower the cost of phase masks used for microscopy –…

Bioimage analysis:

News and interesting reads:

Hot topic: standards and metadata, the importance of data quality and reproducibility in microscopy.

Funding opportunities

Hands-on scientists


  • Christian Tischer’s paper about BigDataProcessor was published a few weeks ago. A really useful tool that has the potential to speed up image processing for many people because it reduces the amount of image data that is stored (and processed) by orders of magnitude –

Discussions on building bridges:


We hope you find this post interesting. Please let us know if you think we should include other topics or discussion platforms.

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